This is obviously an important question. Over several years, this job of researcher has interested you and thrilled you. You want to continue and go even further, more in-depth, to see what happens elsewhere, to learn what can be improved upon... But how? Where? With what status?
There are some permanent researcher positions in universities, but this is not the only possibility. Firms, in particular technological ones, now require the skills of young researchers. Moreover, a doctoral education enables you to acquire skills that are particularly interesting for potential employers: independence, constancy, attitude against stress, attitude when tested, scientific expression, in-depth technical skill, project management skills, etc. You just need to put them forward.
For a career at the University, a post-doctoral experience of at least one year abroad is essential. It will enable you to have a global overview on the world of research, to learn new ways of doing things, and to have an even larger vision of things. The ULg helps researchers in this domain, through its international mobility grants that it gives out for this, or through contacts from the Mobility Centre.
For dedicated assistance in seeking employment after a doctoral education, the Employment Unit can help you.
Contact(s) : Research and Development Administration